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Categories | Transceivers: HF Amateur HF+6M+VHF+UHF models - not QRP <5W | ICOM IC-7610 Help

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ZS4U  Rating: 5/5 Jan 3, 2018 01:32  Send this review to a friend!
Great radio  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I've had the whole ICOM line - 7800,7700,7600,7300, 756 all flavours, 746 PRO, 7000, 706 all, 703 etc. The 7300 was a game changer and what surprised most was the price tag vs the performance. I think an expectation was created that the 7610 would be this high performance radio with a low price tag..... The 7610 is correctly priced as a mid-range radio and conforms adequately wrt functions and performance. There is a lot of negative response on the price ie. "was it worth the extra money" etc. Yet, when a 7700 is purchased (single receiver and only 100w more) then it is ok to pay $6000 on a special?! The 7851 is $10000 plus and not one is complaining about that either....

This is a fine upgrade from the 7600 - and, yes - it is worth the extra money if you understood what I was trying to say previously. The dual, independent, receivers work well - combined with a split spectrum scope gives an edge over competitors like Elecraft and Yaesu. The external display capability combined with digital modes makes operating PSK and RTTY quite simple. The RSBA-1 software works seamless and you can even use the mouse on the spectrum scope of the RSBA-1.
No radio can or will be perfect to all but as for me this radio is an absolute pleasure to use and I think that it is a perfect fit in the market of mid-range radios when functionality and price tag is considered.  
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